SUN’S ISLAND TREKING – BIKING

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2 Days 1 Night
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Sun’s Island

Also called Titicaca Island is a Bolivian island located on Lake Titicaca in the municipality of Copacabana, belonging to the province of Manco Kapac in the department of La Paz. It has a length of 9.6 km by 4.6 km wide and an area of ​​14.3 km². It is the largest island of the lake, its original name is Titikaka Island and therefore the lake where it bears its name, which means “stone puma”.

Throughout the island there are several archaeological sites, where the “Sacred Rock” or “Rock of the Origin” stands out, which according to the chronicles was the site from which Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo left to found the city of Cuzco. Also the Chinkana or maze is appreciated, besides the Palace of Pilkokaina of the Inca period, unique by its constructive characteristics. Another site is the steps of Yumani, which lead to the upper part of the island, where there is a water source from pre-Columbian times. In addition, at the top of the highest hill on the north side of the island, you can see a monolithic viewpoint that points to the islands visible from the summit. The viewpoint was built by Ito Bastías and Josué Garay, and is made only with rocks found on the summit, without using any binder. On the island is also the archaeological museum of Challapampa, where archaeological pieces are rescued from the surroundings.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
Your hotel.
DEPARTURE TIME Please be ready 30 min. Before pick up time
INCLUDED
Transfers In / Out Bike Bilingual guide
Boat from Yumani to Yampupata A Lunch Entrance Ticket
01 night hotel with bathroom – basic + breakfast

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Day 1:

Pick up from hotel 8:00 a.m. Departure 8:30, we travel in the boat for 2h 15 ", we arrive at the community of Challapampa, that is in the North part of the island of the sun. Visit to the gold museum of the submerged city, 40 "walk. To the archaeological site where we will observe the footsteps of the sun, the shelter of the sun and the moon, Titikaka rock and the image of the god Wiracocha and a few meters from the place we will visit the temple of the Chincana (labyrinth), where found inwardly the fountain Of the sacred water of the Andean cultures , then we continue with the walk towards the south, which is approximately three hours, once arriving accommodation to the hotel one night in the island of the sun in the south part.

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Day 2:

Breakfast at the hotel for later at 7:00 a.m. We will visit the fountain of youth, the pre-Columbian terraces and at 7:30 we will leave for Yampupata by boat, then return to Copacabana by bicycle through the pilgrimage routes, Different customs of the communities will be observed until arriving at Copacabana, where the service ends.

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